Have you ever heard of a flop and drop holiday? Have you had one without even knowing? Do you need one? The term flop and drop is typically associated with the English traveler, who books a week at an exotic destination and never leaves the resort. For us parents in Australia, a flop and drop holiday would be booking a week’s holiday at an exotic location which has kids club and a swim up bar and never leaving the resort!

Some of the best flop and drop locations in the South Pacific are:


This is the best flop and drop location. Bula time dictates that you have to slow down to a near crawl and relax. The Fijian’s love children and most resorts in Fiji either have a kid’s club or babysitting services. Once the kids are taken care of, there is nothing more for you to do except lie by the pool or sit at the swim up bar.

Hamilton Island

This beautiful Island off Airlie Beach is amazing for families. The beaches are beautiful, the weather is always warm and the location is close. There are kid’s clubs and babysitting services on the Island so a Heavenly Hamilton Island Cocktail at the Island Bar or lying on a lounge by the pool is possible!

Rainbow Beach

A flop and drop holiday does not have to be in a resort or around the pool, you can flop and drop while camping! Pack up your tent, your esky and your kids and take a road trip to Rainbow Beach.


A cruise provides a perfect opportunity to relax. The kids club is exciting and caters to all ages, there is a heap of food and entertainment and you never have to get off the ship! While the kids are entertained, parents can partake in Bingo, ice sculpting, quizzes, the movies, live shows and relaxing by the pool.

Now a flop and drop holiday is not all about getting rid of the kids! It is about relaxing and finding the time relax. If you are wanting a flop and drop holiday, you need to ensure the destination caters to what you want. If taking your children to the kids club is what you want to do, make sure you check the kids club or baby sitting services, their availability and the costs.

All of the destinations listed above offer amazing opportunities for both the parents and the children. The hardest part of a flop and drop holiday is letting yourself have one!

Kerry Boiko

Kerry Boiko  

I have over 15 years in the travel industry and have been travelling the world for the past 20 years! On last count, I have visited more than 50 countries, many of them twice. I have had such wonderful trips in my career, such as climbing Mt Sinai in Egypt, watching the sunrise at Angkor Wat in Cambodia, eating bugs in the Amazon and flying across the Grand Canyon. I have experienced the culture of Europe, the mystery of North Africa, the intrigue of Asia, the diversity of the Americas, and have spent a year exploring the vastness of Australia. I am experienced in organising both domestic and international travel, including cruises, honeymoons and round the world adventures! I also have expertise with business travel, in particular assisting SME’s with travel policy implementation and cost savings strategies. Travel Counsellors allows me to give you, my client, the specialised service you deserve, at a time that is convenient for you. I am available to visit you in person or speak to you by phone. I pride myself in ensuring that your travel is exactly what you dreamed of so please contact me to arrange your next holiday or help with your business travel arrangements // www.travelcounsellors.com.au/kerry.boiko